Kawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers , scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener.
, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams’ season opener.
The Lakers showed off their new 1-2 punch of James and Anthony Davis. Davis scored 25 points, making 9 of 14 free throws, and James had 18. Danny Green outscored them both with 28 points.
The Clippers’ reserves outscored the Lakers’ bench, 60-19
With 4 1/2 minutes left, Lakers fans chanted "Let’s go, Lakers! Let’s go, Lakers!" while others hit the exits.
The Lakers raced to a 13-2 lead, their largest of the game. James scored over Leonard and he later heard "MVP! MVP!" chants while sinking his first free throws of the season.
Leonard took to the mic to welcome Clippers fans to the game. He had to raise his usually low voice to be heard over the din, a mix of cheers from Clippers fans and boos from Lakers fans. "It’s going to be a great season," Leonard said. "We’re going to play hard every night. Let’s get it going."
Clippers: Travel to Golden State on Thursday to open the Chase Center in San Francisco in another blockbuster matchup.Read more: Sportsnet
Omg here we go we are going to be getting kawhi updates for the rest of time. Kawhi been dominating LeBron since the 2014 Finals. Not just on wins but also on stats. Actually the only player that dominated Bron this one-sidedly. Not even KD, Curry or Kobe could say that.
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Kawhi Leonard gets booed in first edition of Battle of Los Angeles - Sportsnet.caWatch as Kawhi Leonard gets booed while taking two free throws during the first edition of the Battle of Los Angeles. Don’t understand how people can boo a legend. His hands alone are worth more than my house 🤣 Sometimes you can't go home. I have a feeling he will regret this decision. What it do 😂
LeBron reflects on Lakers' failed bid to land Kawhi ahead of showdown in LAWith so much attention paid to the Clippers and Raptors courting Kawhi Leonard this off-season, it's easy to forget that LeBron James and the Lakers felt they had a chance to get Kawhi. Do the Lakers still wonder what could have been ahead of tonight's marquee season opener in Los Angeles? Matthew Scianitti has more.
Kawhi Leonard gets the better of LeBron James as Los Angeles Clippers beat Lakers in Battle of LA - TSN.caKawhi Leonard began a new chapter with the Los Angeles Clippers , scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers on Tuesday night in the teams' season opener. MVP It's only 1 game but very clear Leonard is simply a better player then James!!!!! Lakers got cooked dame
LeBron vs. Kawhi: Superstar showdown in the Battle for L.A.When the Lakers face the Clippers on opening night in the Battle for L.A. it won't be like any other early season game as two NBA Superstars get ready to take each other on. Who will come out on top, LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard? LeBron is a spineless, gutless, greedy, self-centered, slimeball, willing to sacrifice PRO-DEMOCRACY, citizens, to save his 'Brand'. Two snakes right there!!
'All of us are hungry': Raptors ready for uncertain future post-Kawhi - Sportsnet.ca“All of us are hungry and motivated and still have a lot to prove in our careers. And we want to do it again.' Tonight, the Raptors will collect rings and raise a banner. Then they'll set about proving themselves all over again. (via michaelgrange)